Ohio History Video

This is an excerpt from a video produced for the 2003 bicentennial of Ohio. This clip highlights a lot of what you will be learning.

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My Trip To Fort Laurens

On Friday morning I took Little Conte to Fort Laurens.   We walked along the outline of the old fort, toured the museum, took pictures and bought a few souvenirs.  Among those souvenirs is a coloring book filled with examples of late 1700’s military uniforms.  Coloring contest anyone?

The museum is small, but extremely interesting, particularly because of all that you have been studying.

If you do decide to visit the site, be sure to spend a quiet moment at the tomb of the unknown soldier.  Take time to retrace the outline of the old fort.  As you walk the grounds think about the men who fought there.  You just might walk over the very spot Simon Girty stood, or past the spot where one of our great colonial soldiers took his last breath.

CLICK HERE –> A trip to Fort Laurens can be used for THREE Independent Project Points in Social Studies/History.

Sun Watch

SunWatch Indian Village / Archaeological Park is a recreated Fort Ancient Native American village that sits alongside the Great Miami River in Dayton, Ohio.

Amateur archeologists discovered  some ancient materials at the site in the 1960s. Their discovery lead to  a team of professional archeologists carefully excavating the site from 1971-1988. Findings from the archaeological work were used to help recreate the village. It was named Sun Watch because historians believe the  posts in the center of the village related to astronomical measurements. The Fort

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